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Visiting Artist: Izel Vargas

Izel will give an artist talk to faculty, students, and community members.

Izel Vargas was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. A native of Alamo, TX, his upbringing along the US - Mexico border plays an important role in his art making process. Vargas received his BFA in 2004 from the University of Texas - Pan American and his MFA from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill in 2007.

As an arts educator, he has worked with college students, at- risk youth, and taught courses at public art centers to both children and adults. Vargas has been invited to lecture at several notable institutions including Duke University, the Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC, and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. The artist currently resides in South Florida and is an Artist in Residence at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, FL.


  • 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 30, 2017


120 (Theater) Student Union

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University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 120 (Theater) Student Union


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